Wednesday, June 27, 2007

So the White House Got Subpoenas...

And I found that news to be exciting - for about a minute and a half. Yes, Patrick Leahy - one of the two Dems who's actually getting anything done this term - scored another point for taking this step, while the WH spokespuppet Tony Fratto wagged his finger:

"We're aware of the committee's action, and will respond appropriately," spokesman Tony Fratto said. "It's unfortunate that congressional Democrats continue to choose the route of confrontation."

You see, "unfortunate" is about the maximum level of upset one can use to describe exactly how much Bush and Cheney care about this. They have lawyers who'll fight against this with guns blazing. (As long as Cheney stays away from the guns, no one will be shot in the face.) And besides that, they're above the law - as they've repeatedly reminded the congress, the American people and the rest of the world.

So, really, what is there to be excited about? That Leahy showed that at least one Dem had a spine this week? Well, yippee. Or maybe that he somehow got Orrin Hatch to vote for the subpoenas? (That's the bigger part of the story, afaic. Hatch is a cranky partisan bastard who would cut off his left pinky if party loyalty demanded it of him - so inquiring minds want to know if he was secretly drugged into voting for them or not...developing...)

Let's face it. Pelosi took impeachment off the table in May 2006. The Dems knew about the warrantless wiretapping program illegal spying then. So what are they going to do if the WH doesn't comply? Issue a search warrant? Storm the offices? Arrest the boy king and Darth Cheney? Now that would be exciting for more than a minute and a half. Too bad it's not going to happen.

It's just another day in BushcoLand™.

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